Verify your facts. There is, for example, using vehicles donated as ambulances to transport nuns, and quite clear indication that it was never about the economics for her. She clearly was a power-hungry sadist.
In order to get a clue, you should look up "abstraction" some time. But if you are not interested in logic or science, then you apparently do not want a clue. Lugging science in with religion is a transparent insult though and not worthy of response.
I don't know a lot of strongly religious people (the few I know seem to be pretty fucked up), and the mildly religious ones I know seem to be well able to keep that from interfering with their lives. Most people I know are atheists and do not see any pressing need to change that. Of course, where I live religion does not have a place in public discourse or polite conversation, you have to actively seek it out.
As to "going to be tortured for eternity", the most theologically sophisticated version I have heard of that was to stay "distant from God" (with the other atheists), with a strong implication that you actually get to keep your individuality and do not have to get into bed with a creep for eternity either. While the whole model strikes me as exceedingly contrived, should that happen, I will be fine with it. And atheists are more interesting people to be with anyways.
Heheheh, nice. And exactly true.
A transparent attempt to discredit me without any factual value.
The trick with "logic" is used by a number of religions targeting people of higher intelligence. (For example there are quite a few Christian splinter groups that use it.) It works by establishing some axioms that corrupt whatever comes out of the logical process. As any logical conclusion is only as valid as the axioms used, this works well. Often this little fact is cleverly disguised. Logic does not give you truth in any meaningful way, that is the job of the axioms. So while your religion is more sophisticated than the average and targets a different group of people, it is just the same thing in a better disguise.
There really is no need for me to research your particular mental malady.
Reduced mental capability can in layman's terms be described as "stupidity". "Cognitive dissonance" is something else.
You presume these people are religious. Very likely they are not, but are "authoritarian leaders" instead (https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/). These people will do anything to dominate their followers, professing to a "faith" is a quite common technique used.
The joke did not. (And I did laugh, it is actually a nice one
As to requiring empirical evidence, requiring it in a
Simple, because they are morons. For the question at hand for those that really do not see the glaringly obvious: Recording sound to digital is orders of magnitude easier than making good OCRed ebooks out of print copies.
Switch on your brain and look at the reasoning I have given? If that is beyond you, then no citation will help. Some level of education and insight is required to be able to participate in these discussions. Unless you prefer to sound like an utter moron?
You do know that "Mother" Theresa was quite screwed up and in some respects outright evil, right?
You are just proving my point. Thanks!
The malicious memes of the religious type do not care whether you actually believe. Pretending is enough to allow them to propagate. Remember that religious memes are subject to evolution.
So some people would have you believe. Actually: Prayer = meditation combined with self-indoctrination. A tried-and true thing.
Waaaah, sacrilege! Good.
You can separate these two? News to me.